Historic Roark House, San Juan Island

roarke house

This property was acquired to preserve its significant historic values. The classic craftsman style bungalow was built in 1913. Little has changed since then. The original architectural integrity of the residence is almost completely intact. The Friday Harbor Historic Preservation Review Board identified this house as one of eight significant residences located on the old Argyle Wagon Road (now known as Lower Argyle Avenue). This is the oldest residential neighborhood in Friday Harbor. The Land Bank encumbered the residence and property with an historic preservation and conservation easement and the residence was exchanged for one of the Lower Argyle lots and resold.

Land Bank Purchase Price: $380,000 (2002)